Bronx parents want smaller classroom referendum on November ballot
Bigger is not always better, that?s what Bronx parents are saying after their attempts to downsize their children?s classrooms has failed.
Parents hoping to vote on the issue gathered more than 100,000 signatures in order to get a referendum on November?s ballot. If the initiative passed, the city would have had to allocate 25 percent of any extra funds from Albany toward downsizing students? classes in line with the state average.
However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R-NY) blocked the initiative from appearing on the ballot. The mayor says his administration is working to solve the problem and the initiative would only inhibit their efforts.
Parents supporting the referendum say they will continue trying and may take their pleas to court.